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There were no apologies for absence.

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Members' Declarations Under the Code of Conduct in Respect of Items on the Agenda


There were no declarations.

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Complaint by LM against JC (Item carried forward from the meeting of the Hearing Sub (Standards) Committee on 23rd February 2016)

This item is carried forward from the adjourned meeting of the Hearing Sub (Standards) Committee which took place on 23rd February 2016.


The Sub-Committee will also consider the imposition of sanctions following the Sub-Committee’s finding on 23rd February 2016 that the Respondent had breached the Code of Conduct.

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The Chairman reminded all present that this was the re-convened meeting of the Standards (Hearing) Sub Committee which had commenced its proceedings on Tuesday 23 February. At the initial hearing, the Sub-Committee found the Respondent to be in breach of the Code of Conduct. An adjournment had been requested by the Respondent and the purpose of today’s meeting was now to consider the sanctions to be imposed on the Respondent regarding a complaint received from Leighton McDonnell.


The Chairman noted that the Sub-Committee had received no further written submissions from the Respondent but that Alderman Sir David Wootton was present as a character witness for the Respondent.


With the Chairman’s permission, the Respondent read a prepared statement to the Sub-Committee. The Respondent referred to his past ten years of service to the City of London Corporation and the vast number of Committees and Sub Committees he had served on in this time. These included Markets, Finance, the Board of Governors of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Property Investment Board and Corporate Asset Sub Committee. He stated that he had given his time freely to the City of London over the years and was both honoured and privileged to serve such a uniquely diverse organisation.


The Respondent stated that the Sub-Committee, at its last meeting, had noted that he had probably been acting in a manner that he believed to be appropriate. He did, however, admit to some naivety in this matter.


The Sub-Committee then heard some oral observations from Alderman Sir David Wootton who appeared as a character witness for the Respondent. The Alderman clarified that the Respondent had been a Common Councilman for the Ward of Langbourn for 10 years. He stated that the Respondent was both responsive and attentive to concerns raised by voters and others

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Questions relating to the work of the Sub-Committee


There were no questions.

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Any Other Business that the Chairman considers urgent


There were no additional, urgent items of business for consideration.

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